CIA Director Gina Haspel will meet with top leaders in three senate committees, according to a source familiar with the case. | Andrew Harnik / AP Photo
CIA Director Gina Haspel will short Senate Committee leader on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday after members of both parties expressed rebel over the absence of intelligence officials at a briefing last week.
The spy chief will meet with senior leaders for the Senate’s armed service committee, Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a source familiar with the case. The meeting will be preceded by a scheduled vote on whether the Senate will vote for withdrawing support for the Civil War in Yemen
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The number of participants at the briefing could grow with concern among both parties about Khashoggi’s death on the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey earlier this year.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Prime Minister Mike Pompeo last week failed to deal with fears from senators who demanded Haspel on Capitol Hill. The Senate then voted to deepen the action that limits US support to Saudi Arabian force in Yemen, and institute critical procedural polls that may occur later in the week or early next.
It is not clear if the action continues to proceed in the Senate. The Trump administration clearly hopes that Haspel can convince republicans and moderate Democrats to back off after defying the Trump administration last week.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the future of the action is up to Senate Foreign Association Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Who said last week’s briefing “missing”.
Wall Street Journal first published Tuesday’s CIA briefing.